Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Boko Haram decapitates Nigerian loggers: local militia

Boko Haram decapitates Nigerian loggers: local militia Boko Haram decapitates Nigerian loggers: local militia
Ellis Copeland | 03 August, 2017, 01:30

The Chief of Defense Staff General Gabriel Olonisakin has read the riot act to the service chiefs in the wake of renewed attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the meeting was attended by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olanishikan, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, AVM, Sadiq Abubakar.

Buratai and other service chiefs are now in Maiduguri, Borno State, the seat of the sect's operations in the country and where attacks have resumed in increasing numbers.

Book Haram stunned the country yet again with a brutal attack on a Nigerian Army convoy last week that resulted in over two dozen deaths and the abduction of oil explorers employed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and staff of the University of Maiduguri.

Acting President Yei Osinbajo had asked the service chiefs to relocate to the region to ensure that the troops in the area are effectively handling the volatile situation in the North-east.

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Residents who were able to get away said the insurgents stormed the village, around 12 midnight and opened fired on sleeping residents, Premium Times reports.

But speaking in Maiduguri Tuesday, the Director of Defence Information, Major General John Enenche, said the service chiefs had commenced the command and control of the operations from the Military Command and Control Centre in Maiduguri.

Enenche explained that the move and action were expected to give impetus to the military efforts in the North-east operations.

The army also called on members of the public to expose insurgents' collaborators and informants as well as suspicious habitation in urban and rural areas. Suspicious isolated settlements and camps outside normal living areas.

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